The Supreme Court has adjourned the hearing on the petition of Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind to June 29. Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind had filed a petition in the Supreme Court against the ongoing bulldozer action in Uttar Pradesh after the violence over the Prophet dispute. It is alleged that a community is being targeted after the violence in the state.
The petition sought the court’s directions to the Uttar Pradesh authorities to ensure that no further demolition of properties is carried out without following due process. Recently, in different cities of UP including Prayagraj and Kanpur, bulldozers have run on the houses of miscreants and criminals of violence.
UP government said – action as per rules
Responding to Jamiat’s allegation, the UP government said that the action of the buildings on which the bulldozers have been run is not related to the riots. Jamiat is giving wrong color to this matter. In the affidavit filed by the Uttar Pradesh government in the Supreme Court, it has been said that the demolition of the illegal construction has been done as per the rules. Along with this, a demand has also been made to dismiss the petition of Jamiat.
Bulldozer ran at Javed Pump’s house in Prayagraj
Violence broke out after Friday prayers in Kanpur on June 3 over Nupur Sharma’s controversial statement about Prophet Mohammad. After this, on June 10, there was an incident of violence in many cities including Prayagraj, Saharanpur. Javed Pump was believed to be the mastermind of the violence in Prayagraj. After this, on June 12, his house was demolished by a bulldozer.
The administration sent a bulldozer to the building of a close aide of Hayat Zafar Hashmi, the mastermind of the riots in Kanpur. This building is in Swaroop Nagar area of Kanpur. After the violence, illegal constructions of miscreants have also come under target of bulldozers. Regarding this, the Muslim organization Jamiat Ulama-e-Hind came out in protest against the bulldozer action and the matter reached the Supreme Court.
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